|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed|
|Review Date:||June 2004|
Blind Assessment: Subdued but gently elegant aroma. Stiffens a bit in the cup, landing somewhere between crisp and sharp, but with a gentle undercurrent of chocolate sweetness. The fruit and chocolate stop just short of richness in milk.
Notes: Under the leadership of espresso innovator, pundit and writer David Schomer, Espresso Vivace has developed into on of the Northwest's (and the country's) best-known boutique espresso roasters, whose goal, according to the Vivace website, is "to research, develop, and promote caffe espresso as a culinary art." Espresso Dolce is specifically designed to show well as straight-shot espresso. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Straight-shot espresso drinkers who lightly sugar the cup.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2004 tasting report: Boutique Espressos